Operational History and Background

The squadron officially formed at Brunswick in July 1944 as a fighter squadron with 18 Corsair IIIs, embarking in October 1944 on HMS Ranee for the UK.

Corsair_IV KD780_coded "122/D"_of 1846 sqdn, HMS Colossus, 1945
Profile created by Nigel Eastmond.

In February 1945 the squadron embarked on HMS Colossus with 24 Corsair IVs for the Far East.In June 1945 the squadron joined the newly formed 14th Carrier Air Group, remaining that month at Tambaram, re-embarking from Nowra on to HMS Colossus two days before VJ-Day too late to see any action.

Battle Honours
None in WWII

Commanding Officers and Squadron Personnel

  • L/C(A) DG Brooker, RNVR July 1944-April 1945
  • L/C(A) SL Devonald, DFC, RN April 1945-end of WW2
  • Corsair III July 1944-Feb 1945
  • Corsair IV Feb 1945-end of WW2
  • Ships and Squadron bases
    To be listed
    The Squadron Today
    Link to current Fleet Air Arm squadron information

    Associations and Reunions

  • 1846 Squadron (see 14th Carrier Air Group reunion)
  • 14th Carrier Air Group Contact: Ken Lambert, 17 Walgrave, Orton Malborne, Peterborough. PE2 5NR.Tel: 01733 234655 (2001)
    World Aircraft Carrier Lists and Photo Gallery - from 1913 to 2000. Naval History Information Center, Haze Gray & Underway American based World Aircraft Carrier Lists & Photo Gallery - one of the definitive online sources for British and world aircraft carrier & seaplane tender data, histories and images - over 1000 photos. 
    Sturtivant, R & Ballance, T  (1994). 'The Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Published by Air Britain (Historians) Ltd, 1994 ISBN: 0 85130 223 8  
    Robert Horsten's FAA
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